What Is Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT)?

  • Injection-free therapy used to decrease sensitivity to allergic triggers
  • Allergen extract is placed under tongue once a day, every day, for 3-5 years to help immune system build up natural immunity and decrease allergic reactions
  • Available for children and adults to treat allergic rhinitis and asthma caused by allergies to grass, trees, weeds, mold, dust mites and animal dander
  • Available for peanut allergy but no other food allergies at this time
  • Can’t be used to treat hives, eczema or allergy to stinging insects